Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  

LEADER 00000ngm  2200457 i 4500 
001    kan12239497 
003    CaSfKAN 
005    20210622024149.0 
006    m     o  c         
007    cr una---unuuu 
007    vz uzazuu 
008    210622p20212020cau072        o   vleng d 
028 52 12239497|bKanopy 
040    CaSfKAN|beng|erda|cCaSfKAN 
245 04 The Falconer. 
264  1 |bCargo Film & Releasing,|c2020. 
264  1 [San Francisco, California, USA] :|bKanopy Streaming,
300    1 online resource (streaming video file) (73 minutes):
       |bdigital, .flv file, sound 
336    two-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
344    digital 
347    video file|bMPEG-4|bFlash 
500    Title from title frames. 
500    Film 
500    In Process Record. 
518    Originally produced by Cargo Film & Releasing in 2020. 
520    Rodney Stotts is one of only a handful of African American
       falconers in the country, and a local celebrity of sorts. 
       He's also a former drug dealer, inmate, single father, 
       drive-by-shooting victim, and survivor of the crack 
       epidemic in Southeast, Washington DC- the most dangerous 
       neighborhood in what was then the murder capital of the 
       U.S. A self-proclaimed animal junkie, Rodney has relied on
       the healing power of nature throughout his life. In this 
       intimate portrait, we join him over four years as he 
       shares his passion for falconry and raptor rehabilitation.
       THE FALCONER is a story of second chances: for injured 
       birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for members 
       of a stressed community, and for Rodney himself. Dotted 
       with abandoned buildings and towering trees, the former 
       juvenile prison complex of Oak Hill is full of potential. 
       Intent on transforming this run-down place into a bird 
       sanctuary and education center, Rodney moves out of his 
       house and into a tiny trailer placed amid Oak Hill's 
       crumbling barns and sheds. He envisions a day when this 
       land will be beautiful and flourishing as a result of his 
       efforts. But as we see Rodney, a small figure against a 
       vast sea of green, pushing a sputtering mower back and 
       forth through waist-high weeds, we can only hope against 
       hope that it will not all be in vain. Rodney sees a refuge
       for the animals he loves and a thriving center for the 
       people in his community, which has so often borne the 
       brunt of the city, and the nation's, poor environmental 
       choices. Without money, he builds aviaries with donated 
       wood. Without staff, he calls on family, friends, and 
       volunteers to help him get the property ready for 
       visitors. National Guard cadets donate their community 
       service hours to the project. Raptors are Rodney's passion,
       but he knows that falconry is not the sole escape from the
       life of poverty, violence and mass incarceration awaiting 
       young people from his community. Rodney collaborates with 
       his family and friends to bring the children and families 
       visiting Oak Hill an all-around outdoor experience - one 
       that includes raptor education, equestrian practice, 
       gardening skills, and lessons in healthy eating. Rodney's 
       energy and passion are awe-inspiring, and his personal 
       stakes depicted in THE FALCONER are high. In THE FALCONER,
       the stark circumstances facing the citizens of our 
       nation's capital bring home the issue of environmental 
       injustice. Rodney's mission is to break through to those 
       too often dismissed as "hard to reach These efforts are 
       all in service to one simple but powerful idea - Everyone 
       deserves access to nature. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
546    In English 
650  0 Social action. 
650  0 Human rights. 
650  0 Sociology. 
650  0 Documentary films. 
655  7 Documentary films.|2lcgft 
700 1  Kaempfer, Annie,|efilm director. 
710 2  Cargo Film & Releasing (Firm)|4dst 
710 2  Kanopy (Firm)|4dst 
914    kan12239497 
Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury - Downloadable Materials  Kanopy Video    Downloadable
Simsbury cardholders click here to access this title from Kanopy
Cover Image
 Windsor - Downloadable Materials  Kanopy Video    Downloadable
Windsor Library cardholders click here to access this title from Kanopy